Penilsila is a 64-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, yam and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 10 years.
Penisila has requested a loan to buy equipment like a rake, a knife, chemicals and other things.
She became a member of SPBD in 2012. With her profits, Penisila hopes to expand her business and keep her children in school.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.